Spirit Award Nominee ‘Amreeka’ Hits DVD Jan. 12

Virgil Films, National Geographic partner on release of festival favorite

Last Updated: December 9, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

Virgil Films & Entertainment and National Geographic Entertainment are partnering on the DVD release of Cherien Dabis’ Indie Spirit Award nominee "Amreeka." The DVD release is set for Jan. 12.

Virgil Films recently acquired exclusive North American DVD rights to the story of a single mother and her teenage son who leave the West Bank for the promised land of small-town Illinois.

National Geographic acquired U.S. rights last spring. "Amreeka" premiered at Sundance and won the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes.

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